Dreamweaver Tutorial: Setting Image Properties

This Dreamweaver Tutorial will show you how to change an image's properties by using the Property Inspector. You will learn to who use alternate text, adjust the image size, image alignment, add a border, and margins.

Unless you used Photoshop or Fireworks or another image editing program to change an images size, you might have to make some adjustments to it after inserting it on your web page. In addition to changing the size of an image, there are several other properties that can be changed using the Property Inspector.

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Giving an Image Alternate text

In the Document Window, select the image whose attributes you want to change.

Dreamwever image properties 1

In the Properties Inspector, type an alternative name for the image in the Alt box. This alternate name shows when a user holds the mouse pointer over the image and it's what the user sees if the user is viewing in a browser with images turned off. It is also the text that is read by screen readers for those who are sight disabled.

Dreamwever image alt text

 

Dreamweaver Tutorials: Adjust the Image's Size

Resize an image by selecting it and then dragging one of the resizing handles. Drag the side handle to resize the width, the bottom handle to resize the height, and the corner handle to resize both.

Dreamweaver resize image

You can more precisely adjust an image's size by changing the values in pixels in the width and height property in the Property Inspector.

Dreamweaver resize image

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Set the Image's Alignment

Open the Align list and select how to vertically or horizontally align the image with text, or within its layer, cell, or frame To align the image horizontally, click the Align Left, Align Center, or Align Right buttons.

Dreamweaver align image

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Add a Border to an Image

To surround an image with a border on all four sides, enter a Border width in pixels. The color of the border is determined by the color of ordinary text in the surrounding vicinity or by a CSS file.

Dreamweaver image border

Here is the resulting image with a 1 pixel thick border around it.

Dreamweaver image border

Dreamweaver Tutorial: Add Margins Around the Image

You usually don't want your text to be right up against the edge of an image, especially when wrapping text around an image. To add empty space along the left and right sides of the image enter a value in pixels under H Space (Horizontal Space). To add space along the top and bottom of an image, enter a value in pixels in the V Space (Vertical Space). Dreamweaver will create a margin with a width equal to the number of pixels you enter.

Dreamweaver image margins

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Overview of the Workspace
Using The Insert Toolbar
Show or Hide Windows
Using the Properties Inspector
Customize the Document Window

Creating a Web Site
Create a Basic Webpage
Creating a New Web Site
Managing Web Site Definitions

Creating Basic Web Pages
Creating New Web Pages
Opening and Saving Web Pages
Closing Web Pages
Previewing Web Pages

Using Text
Add Paragraphs and Headings
Align Paragraphs and Headings
Formatting Text
Inserting Special Characters

Inserting Hyperlinks
Create Hyperlinks
Create Named Anchors
Create Email Links
Refresh Page & Redirect Users
Linking to files

Using Graphics
Image File Types
Inserting Images
Cropping and Resizing Images
Changing the Brightness and Contrast of an Image
Setting Image Properties
Change Image Size

Using HTML Tables
About HTML Tables and Table Modes
Inserting Tables
Selecting Tables, Rows, Columns, and Cells
Formatting Tables and Cells
Importing Tabular Data
Using Table Design Schemes to Format a Table
Setting Table Colors

Web Site Management
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Changing Links Sitewide
Finding and Fixing Broken Links
Site Reports
Using the Files Panel
Getting and Putting Files
Checking In/Out Files
Synchronizing Local and Remote Sites

Cascading Style Sheets
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Downloading Behaviors from the Internet
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